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Annual Phosphorus Forum

Annual Phosphorus Forum

Annual Phosphorus Forum

The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance hosts an annual Phosphorus Forum in which knowledge leaders interact around topics related to phosphorus sustainability. The Phosphorus Forum is an excellent opportunity to network with diverse organizations and people. One free ticket is provided as a benefit of

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Phosphorus Forum 2020 will be held virtually on Sept 30 and Oct 1, 2020. Participants will include scientists, NGOs focused on water quality issues, nutrient recovery technology companies, fertilizer manufacturers, food producers, water utilities, farm consultants, government regulators, agricultural suppliers, phosphate mining companies, and others.

Register here for and . Please note: separate registrations are required for each day. Capacity is limited, and those who provide the suggested $25 donation will be admitted first. or via the registration page. (Only one donation is requested to cover both days.)


September 30: Sustainable P Recovery and Reuse

  • Regulation of Derived Products for Agricultural Use
  • National Inventory of Animal Feeding Operations
  • Economics of Small-Scale P Recovery
  • Enhancing Phosphate Production Through Nutrient Recovery

October 1: Sustainable Phosphorus Use

  • Climate Change and Coastal Eutrophication
  • Pay-for-Performance Program for Nutrient Pollution Mitigation
  • OCP North America’s Perspective on Phosphorus Sustainability
  • Phosphorus Transport Modeling
Phosphorus Work Group Session
Phosphorus Work Group Session

Phosphorus Forum 2019

Phosphorus Forum 2019 took place in Washington DC at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at Arizona State University. Our keynote speakers were Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, and Professor Bruce Rittmann of Arizona State University, 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate.

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Below are links to PDFs of the slide decks used during the presentations at the Phosphorus Forum 2019 event.

Phosphorus Forum 2018

The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance convened our second Phosphorus Forum event on February 27, 2018, in warm and sunny Tempe, Arizona. A network of organizations from across the phosphorus value chain gathered to explore holistic solutions to vexing phosphorus sustainability issues. Keynote speakers included Drs. Sally Rockey, Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, and Paul Fixen, retired Senior Vice President of the International Plant Nutrition Institute.

Below are links to PDFs of the slide decks used during the presentations at the Phosphorus Forum 2018 event.

Phosphorus Forum 2017

On May 19, 2017, the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance held our first Forum addressing critical issues in phosphorus sustainability. Guests watched presentations and networked with industries, scientists, and policy makers interested in closing the loop on phosphorus use in the food system. Newtrient President Steve Rowe gave the keynote presentation.

Below are links to PDFs of the slide decks used during the presentations at the Phosphorus Forum event. The keynote talk by Steve Rowe is provided in both PDF and PowerPoint formats. The PowerPoint file includes embedded videos that may be viewed when PowerPoint is in presentation mode.